Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently fighting his extradition from the UK to the US. Australian PM Anthony Albanese said "nothing is served" by Assange's ongoing incarceration.
24 Dec 2022
The MEP suspected of receiving bribes from Qatar has been detained since December 9. Eva Kaili's lawyers asked for her release under electronic surveillance, but the judge ruled that she shoud stay in custody.
24 Jun 2022
The NGO Doctors without Borders is calling for humanitarian corridors to be created for asylum seekers stuck in Libya, who often face torture and abuse in Libyan detention centres. Now safely in Niger, two former detainees spoke to our correspondents about their harrowing ordeal. They were able to leave Libya thanks to the Emergency Transfer Mechanism, a programme set up by the UNHCR to evacuate migrants to Niger. Nearly 4,000 people have been evacuated from Libya through this mechanism since 2018.
15 May 2022
The "Maghreb-Orient des livres" book festival takes place in Paris this weekend, focusing on literature from north Africa and the Middle East. One of those taking part is Jérémie Dres, the author of the graphic novel "The day I met bin Laden". It features the story of two young French men who travelled from France to Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, just months before the 9/11 terror attacks. The pair then found themselves trapped in Afghanistan and were later sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The author joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
24 Jan 2022
Residents in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Monday celebrated the detention of President Roch Kabore. Singing and chanting, many walked, some rode motorbikes, to Guillaume Oueadrogo army camp. Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, four security sources and a West African diplomat said on Monday.
1 Jun 2021
Alexander Burakov was arrested in May, while on a journalism assignment for DW. Shortly after his release he spoke about the conditions in detention and compared it to a "military prison."
20 Feb 2021
The story of Leah Sharibu's capture and her continued detention by the Boko Haram insurgents as a result of her defiance of compromise and refusal to renounce her faith is the stuff of legend. Leah, then 14, was abducted with 109 other girls of the Dapchi Technical College. Of the 110 girls abducted, five died in captivity while 104 were released on March 20, 2018. Leah Sharibu alone was not released because she refused to renounce her faith and convert to Islam as demanded by her captors.
5 Feb 2021
Bandits accuse security operatives of unlawful arrests, detention, murder
30 Dec 2020
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW's Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
13 Dec 2020
A German man who spent nearly two years in a Cameroon prison on suspicion of posing a threat to state security has been released. Thousands of others suspected of opposing President Paul Biya aren't so lucky.
Nigerians mourn death of ex-Kaduna governor Balarabe Musa, Russia says its Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective
11 Nov 2020
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17 Feb 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.